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Sports News of Thursday, 20 December 2018

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com

We don't need help from any referee to beat Kariobangi Sharks - Kotoko chief

Accra representative of Asante Kotoko Edmund Ackah has quashed reports that his outfit are seeking help from the referee to overcome Kariobangi Sharks in their Saturday's CAF Confederation Cup clash.

Asante Kotoko will welcome the Kenyan side to the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in the return encounter of CAF's second-tier inter-club competition after playing a goalless draw in the first leg last week.

The Porcupine Warriors will need to beat their opponents to advance to the playoff round of the competition and reports have already started swirling that the club are seeking favours from officiating officials in their bid to defeat the Kenyans

"We don't need to go to the referee before we can beat Kariobangi Sharks on Saturday," he told FOX FM.

'I have heard some people implying that we approached the referees to possible influence them, but let me state it clear, that we have no intentions of going to any referee, we don't need to go to the referee to beat the Sharks team, if we have anything we will do it on the pitch," he insisted.

The officiating officials of three from Uganda arrived in Ghana on Wednesday, while the Match Commissioner arrived on Thursday morning and are currently in Kumasi ahead of the Saturday encounter.

Asante Kotoko will host Kenya's Kariobangi Sharks for the second leg of the CAF Confederations Cup at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Saturday, hoping to win the match after holding the visitors to goalless draw in Kenya.